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Since our beginnings as a group of churches we have always valued unity.
We believe that unity is one of the core values that will impact the community who will look to see how we “love one another”
Acting With Grace
However there will be numerous times when we will be disappointed with one another and will need to give one another the grace to carry on. It is a part of what it means to “make every effort to keep the unity”. In doing so we will act with grace, we will not complain to them. We will let it go. At such times we should not gossip about it with others. And if we let it go; that means we do not commit it to memory for a later time.
Expressing A Complaint
At other times we may feel some offence. At those times we will want something done about it.
A key scriptural passage that gives us guidance in dealing with such differences is Matthew 18:15-17.
If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that `every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.' If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.
There are other scriptures that also address the resolution of differences within the church family. However this is the one on which we base this process.
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace